So far I’ve had the wrong belief that my favourite Wired Journalist, Joshua Davis is the same person as Joshua Davis, the designer, who once has been featured in Wired (not by Joshua Davis, the journalist). The root of my misconception was the common source of my knowledge on these 2 guys, namely Wired magazine. After all, it was good to think that there is this man, who could not only be the subject of a Wired article due to his terrific design work but he is also capable of writing really good stories as a journalist. But then doubts have arisen as I saw that the Joshua Davis I had in mind, is writing at least one major article in almost every Wired issue reporting from different locations all over the world, so how on earth could he find time to do his everyday designer job? Instead of figuring out the “Joshua Davis situation” with 1 simple Google search, cognitive dissonance led me to ignore this emerging doubt and I still maintained my belief that the journalist and the designer is the very same creative person.
But at the SciFoo Camp, Thomas Goetz, another camper, deputy editor of Wired magazine (good job: hunting for good stories and suggesting them for journalists) and blogger behind Epidemix taught me that this one double-faced Joshua Davis is in fact 2 people, although other people used to believe in their unity too. Conclusion: Do not trust in your non-Googlised beliefs.
Puzzle: Which Joshua Davis made this?
Anyway, here are some of my favourite Wired stories from Joshua Davis: